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News Release
7/30/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Profit Reports Offer More Proof That Oil Prices Are Disconnected From Actual Petroleum Santa Monica, CA -- On the same day that Exxon Mobil reported a second quarter profit of $3.95 billion dollars, down 66% from last year, the price of oil on speculative markets rose more than $3.00 a barrel, Consumer Watchdog noted. Yet the same forces that cut...
News Story
7/26/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
State officials who lead California's war on global warming often travel abroad on trips supported by the major greenhouse gas polluters they regulate, a Bee investigation has found. Industry lobbyists and executives routinely join them. Since 2006, more than two dozen top state officials have fanned out across the globe on such trips, bound for...
News Story
7/19/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
New security mandates from credit-card companies that gas stations and other retailers upgrade equipment to protect consumer information will prove costly to merchants. The new standards, meant to protect against theft of credit- and debit-card information, are part of a series of upgrades recommended by the Payment Card Industry Data Security...
News Story
7/10/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Gasoline prices have dropped 15 cents in the past 20 days and are heading lower. In Arkansas, a gallon of regular averaged $2.438, AAA reported Thursday. But according to gasbuddy.com, a Web site where people can report gasoline prices, regular was priced as low as $2.17 Thursday in Fort Smith. Experts said the Arkansas high seen June 18 of $2.590...
News Story
6/19/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Continuing strength in the commodities market has propelled the Arkansas average for regular gasoline up to $2.59 per gallon. Although experts have maintained for weeks that supply and demand levels don't support the nearly two-month-long rise in prices, the persistent increase has been fueled by investments in the futures markets, the declining...
News Story
6/2/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Sacramento, CA -- Chevron, giant of the California oil industry, has again dug deep into its pockets to contribute to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most recent favorite campaign cause – and consumer advocates are charging that skulduggery is afoot. Just days after the package of ballot measures that Schwarzenegger supported flopped in...
News Story
5/24/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Recessions usually bring cheap oil and gasoline. But not now. And that has analysts worried that another fuel-price spike could be on the way. Crude oil, the lifeblood of the global economy, costs $61.67, even as the world struggles through the worst recession since World War II. And prices are rising, climbing 26 percent in the last month. Gas...
News Story
5/22/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Arkansas gas prices shot up about 30 cents in a little over two weeks as oil prices gained strength and traders bet on increased driving-season demand. The run-up in price was more than most experts expected, given weaker demand for gasoline because of the economic downturn. But AAA spokesman Mike Right said prices likely will go higher still. AAA...
News Release
5/22/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Graphic by McClatchy Media. Oil, Gas Prices Rising Again At Record Clip For Holiday, Despite Oversupply, Low Demand, Says Group   Washington DC -- The price of regular gasoline at the pump has shot up 30 cents a gallon nationally in the last month and crude oil has nearly doubled, to $60 a barrel, since its low point in December, according...
News Story
5/19/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
NEW YORK, NY -- U.S. travel during the Memorial Day holiday this weekend will rise about 1.5 percent from last year as lower pump prices encourage vacationers, AAA said. The number of people traveling at least 50 miles from home will rise to 32.4 million from 31.9 million a year ago, according to AAA, the nation’s largest motorist...